…gang aft agley. Borrowing the line from Robert Burns’ poem ‘To a Mouse’ just about sums up this pedometer geek’s goal to complete the thousand miles by the end of August. On August 22nd, plans were derailed when this pedometer geek fell while riding my bicycle, leaving me battered, bruised, and with a broken wrist (and two days spent doing little but visiting physician’s offices and resting).
Unfortunately, it was my dominant hand, and learning to do even simple things like eating food, brushing teeth, and writing with my right hand has been difficult (and messy). Okay, haven’t done too much of the last one, and then only signing my name to a few forms for x-rays.
On the other hand, I took a tip from Chris Rodell’s book Use All the Crayons and have tried doing things with my opposite hand in the past. I just never considered that it would become a necessity, that trying some of his tips, especially this one, would be a helpful practice in the event… For other colorful tips, check out his book.
Still healing with the help of Rob (frankly, I don’t know how I would have managed without his constant care and love—thanks, Hon, love you), but here’s a quick post (with little fanfare) of August’s statistics of walking and reading.
The total number of steps was 277,238 steps with 36,293 aerobic steps. This equated to a little more than 117 miles leaving me about 8 miles short of completing the thousand mile goal. As of September 3rd, the goal has been met, but I digress.
Twelve books were read. Ten were fiction; two were nonfiction. Seven authors were new to this reader. Various genres were read, and six books were read in an e-book format.
Four of the books were from the bookcrossing.com Set-It-Yourself challenge were completed leaving six books to complete.
In the pages-read challenge, 3049 pages were added to bring the yearly total to 20,864 pages of the 40,000 page challenge.
In August, the following books were read:
One Dom to Love by Shayla Black
Taken by Her Unforgiving Billionaire Boss by Nadia Lee
Cat and Mouse by James Patterson
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore *
The Swallow’s Nest by Emilie Richards *
The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton *
Hers to Take by Talia Ellison
Escorted by Claire Kent
Temporary Bliss by B.J. Harvey
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold *
Ties That Bind by Lora Leigh and Jaid Black
Loving From Afar by Mona Ingram
Unlike other months, no synopsis of the books except to mention that The Swallow’s Nest was reviewed on www.pedometergeek.wordpress.com; however, I am willing to discuss any of the books in the comment section.
SIY books are denoted by *.